Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Gnashing

Note the polytonality of this composition (video below), with hyper-compressed harmonic layers superimposed over the original. Here the multi-layering serves to emphasize the rhythm, seeming to propel the piece on a gut-level dirge.


video

Without the vocals this piece sounds a bit vampiric. I like the way the contrabassoon works with the Double Bass, the two ultimately giving the low end a rugged, gouging sound.